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How do clinical trails work for prostate cancer?

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Clinical trials for people with prostate cancer let researchers find new methods to treat the cancer and manage symptoms and side effects. One thing to keep in mind when you join one is that you may not actually get a chance to take the drug that scientists are testing. Some people in the trial may get the new medicine, but others will get the standard treatment for prostate cancer.

Your doctor will discuss these details with you.

SOURCES:

University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center: "Making a Decision."

American Cancer Society: "Clinical Trials: What You Need To Know."

CancerCare: "Prostate Cancer."

Scher, H. , September 2012. New England Journal of Medicine

UCSF Medical Center: "Prostate Cancer Research."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on February 21, 2019

SOURCES:

University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center: "Making a Decision."

American Cancer Society: "Clinical Trials: What You Need To Know."

CancerCare: "Prostate Cancer."

Scher, H. , September 2012. New England Journal of Medicine

UCSF Medical Center: "Prostate Cancer Research."

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on February 21, 2019

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